Seize the Story

Seize the Story : A Handbook for Teens Who Like to Write

Do you wish you had a published writer's secrets at your fingertips, ready to help you achieve your goals of publication, success, and the chance to be the next great teen writer? In Seize the Story: A Handbook for Teens Who Like to Write, Victoria Hanley, award-winning author of young adult fiction, spills the secrets for bringing action, adventure, humor, and drama to stories. All of the elements of fiction, from creating believable dialogue to exciting plots, are laid out clearly and illustrated with examples taken straight from story excerpts by excellent writers. The book is packed with writing exercises designed to encourage teens to tell the stories that are theirs alone.

In addition, other published authors of young adult literature share their insights about the writing life. Teens can gain firsthand advice from accomplished writers T. A. Barron, Joan Bauer, Hilari Bell, Chris Crutcher, David Lubar, Lauren Myracle, Todd Mitchell, Nancy Garden, and many more.

Grades 7-12

  • For ages: 12-17
  • Format: Paperback | 210 pages
  • Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 01 Sep 2008
  • Publisher: Cottonwood Press Inc
  • Publication City/Country: Fort Collins, United States
  • Language: English
  • ISBN10: 1877673811
  • ISBN13: 9781877673818
  • Bestsellers rank: 311,002

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